Ron Zacapa Centenario Sistema Solera 23 Rum

70cl / 40%
Ron Zacapa Centenario Sistema Solera 23 Rum
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An awesome rum – winner of a Platinum medal and ranked in First Place by the prestigious Beverage Testing Institute in Chicago, with a whopping 97 points. Interestingly, now that industry giants Diageo are distributing Zacapa, the '23 years old' age statement has suddenly been dropped and replaced with a somewhat more plausible claim – the rums used are aged between 6 and 23 years old and are blended together in a solera.
Country
Guatemala
Style
Plain
Type
Molasses
Colouring
Yes

Ron Zacapa Centenario Sistema Solera 23 Rum Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Judges' Comments from The International Cane Spirits Festival 2007

    Nose full or apricots, citrus fruits, vanilla, cocoa and bourbon; rich and full-bodied with spicy chocolate flavors and a pleasing tannic bite; very long finish, clean and rich with a lovely liqueur-like density.

    Award: Gold Medal, Best In Category (Aged Rums 15+ Years Old)

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    Colour:  Dark Mahogany.

    Body:  Dense, with marvellous complexities of aroma and flavour; thick legs that fall slowly.

    Nose:  Great intensity, sweet with notes of wood.  Sweet fruitiness, vanilla, almond, chocolate, toasted wood and delicate hints of spice.

    Taste:  Dense and exceptionally balanced, very long aftertaste.

    Finish: Attractive and evocative.  Elegant and noble.

64 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    5 February

    Bloody Brilliant all you Rum drinkers out there you will never go to a High Street Rum again.

  • 5
    6 January

    In my view Zacapa have made the best mature Rum I have ever had the good fortune to drink (sipping) with two ice rocks and a twist of orang peel,( heaven ) I have been sampeling this spirit since I was a child of Ten growing up in Licenced premises. I was never good with the Malts.

  • 5
    28 December 2016

    Very tasteful, better than Havana or Dictator

  • 5
    24 December 2016

    I hail from a rum producing nation but have to say hands down this rum is simply the smoothest sipping rum. I agree with my many serious rum drinkers below, no ice or chaser required. I also agree truth in the aging information. Even without the truth the taste tells the story. Cheers, Salut, Prosit

  • 5
    9 December 2016

    Tried this at a tasting in La Antigua, Guatemale its home. Thought is was fantastic, smooth and tasty, better than some Cognacs/Brandies in my opinion. Bought a bottle Home thinking we'd never be able to get it again. So pleased you stock it as it's going to be my after dinner drink of choice from now on. Advise everyone to try it I don't think you'll be disappointed. Just neat with a small ice cube, no mixers needed tfreat it as you would a good malt and its perfection. For a tasting try eating some really good dark chocolate with it and see what tastes you get, tip from the tasting.

  • 4
    8 December 2016

    Very decent sweetened rum but let's not beat around the bush... Diageo persisted with the "23 year old" rubbish for a long time before they finally decided that it was basically misleading. Big thanks to Richard Seale for pushing for honesty in rum production.

  • 5
    12 November 2016

    I have literally taken to this rum since it has been included in the Rum Shack at Spoons. Quite intoxifying. Subtle and smooth. One its own or as a base, lime cola and ice, cheers.

  • 5
    23 October 2016

    Perfectly aged rum, full of flavor and sugarcane taste, enjoy with one cube of ice. Maybe best the rum that can compete with a good single malt as an alternate.

  • 5
    16 October 2016

    Absolutely perfect. No ice, no water needed. A brandy glass lets this wonderful rum breathe just enough without allowing the wonderful aromas to escape. This rum is as complex as some very nice single malts. For those stating this rum is made from molasses, you may be reviewing the wrong product. The bottle clearly states this rum emerges from the first press of Virgin sugar cane. Regardless, after one sip, you won't care if it's from sugar, molasses, or cocoa puffs. It's simply amazing.

  • 5
    15 September 2016

    This is delicious. Firstly you get lost in the swirls of liquid inside your glass and then with a sip you forget all your troubles. This is my favourite rum right now. The way it coats your mouth and covers your tongue with a richness and warmth is just divine.

  • 5
    19 July 2016

    Move over Grand Marnier, found me a new drink

  • 5
    21 June 2016

    shockingly delicious. Just the right balance between sweet and a pirate's yohoho. Perfect

  • 5
    9 March 2016

    Flat out the best rum I've had. I'm hardly an expert, but I am a talented amateur, and this tops my chart. This to sip, and Mt. Gay for mixing.

  • 5
    3 March 2016

    Very good rum!! Full of flavour, lovely after taste, the smell is amazing an beautiful to look at. One large ice cube, perfect

  • 5
    20 February 2016

    exellent value for your money! nice drink, smoozt with dark chocholate!

  • 4
    11 October 2015

    Great stuff, rich and with plenty of depth and complexity. But, it is also hugely sweet, to a degree that it''s almost more like a liqueur than a spirit. Still, a lovely sip if you''re in the mood.

  • 5
    2 October 2015

    A very good sipping rum, served neat!

  • 5
    17 May 2015

    excellent ''bargain'' ! this isn''t your everyday ''rum''.....highly recommended

  • 5
    16 May 2015

    Fantastic

  • 5
    14 January 2015

    Excellent 23 yr old rum! A must buy and drink on the rocks or from the freezer. I''ve tried various rums and this is the best I''ve tried.

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